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Overpass Was
Mounted, Ford
Policeman Says
Tells Trial Examiner He
Was Directing Traffic
At Gate, May 26
Says Warning Given

Ford Eimploye Says Union Fight Was On Company Property Btid ge, Parker
To Enter First
Americans Will Play Hare!
And Austin In First Of
Challenge Round

Believes Justice Dead

DETROIT, July 23.--P)-A Ford
motor company policeman testified
today that union organizers mount-
ed a highway overpass at Ford's Dear-
born plant where they were beaten
May 26 after they were warned that it
was private property.
Albert Rasmussen, who said he has
worked five years for the Ford service
department which polices the plant,
was a witness at a hearing on the
National Labor Relations Board com-
plaint charging the Ford company
with unfair labor practices and with
instigating assaults on the union
Directing Traffic
He told the trial examiner he was
directing traffic near gate four of the
huge Ford plant on May 26 when
Richard T. Frankensteen, organiza-
tional director of the United Auto-
mobile Workers, and Walter Reuher,
head of the NAW west side local, ar-
The warning to "stay off private
property" was given, he said, by
Theodore Greis, a Ford employe who.
is awaiting trial with seven other men
in a state court on an assault charge
resulting from the beating of union
"About 20 minutes of 2 o'clock,"
Rasmussen testified, "A car drove up
to the foot of the bridge (the over-
pass) and five men got out. I heard
Ted Greis say to them, 'Boys, don't
go up there, that is Ford property.' +
"Frankensteen replied, 'Who are
"Greis said, 'It doesn't make any
difference who I am, don't go up
"Frankensteen replied, 'So what?
We are American citizens, so wehare
going up'."
Tells Him To Move On
Rasmussen said he told the driver
of the automobile he would have to
move on, and that he saw a "scuffle"'
on the overpass, but didn't see any
other fighting because he was direct-
ing traffic. Hearing both Franken-
steen and Reuther, as earlier witness-
es in the NLRB testified they as-
sumed the overpass was public prop-
erty and were not warned otherwise
until they were standing upon it.
Both said that after that warning
they were beaten and kicked down
the stairs of the bridge.

Fred A. Thomnpson (second from right) of the Ford Motor Co. testified at a session of the National
Labor Relations Board hearing of charges against Ford, that the fight in which union organizers were routed
on May 26 occurred on company property. Shown here, inspecting a map of the area, left to right: Louis J.
Colombo, Ford attorney; Maurice Sugar, United Automobile Workers attorney; Laurence Knapp, NLRB at-
torney; Thompson and Examiner John T. Lindsay.

WIMBLEDON, England, July 23.
-(AP)-Don Budge and Frankie Park-
er, undistinguished grammar school
kids when the United States last held
the Davis cup, will stride out on
Wimbledon's center court tomorrow
for the first two singles matches of
the challenge round against Great
Britain's Charles Edgar Hare and
Henry Wilfred (Bunny) Austin.
Unsuccessful challengers six times
since Rene Lacoste and Henri Co-
chet carried off the trophy at Ger-
mantown in 1927, the American team
was favored so heavily there wasn't
a London bookmaker accepting bets.
Even -today's draw smiled on the
challengers. It generally was con-
ceded that Great Britain's only
chance, however remote, was for the
veteran Austin to get a chance to play
Budge on the first day. Instead they
were drawn to face one another on
Parker, youngest player ever
named to represent the United States
in the challenge round, faces Austin
in the opening match at 2:30 p.m.
(8:30 a.m. EST). Budge, approach-
ing the end of one of the most tri-
umphant invasions in Wimbledon's
long history, meets the left-handed
Hare when Parker and Austin finish.
Budge and Mako will team up in
the doubles Monday against Clifford
Raymond Davys 'Tuckey and Frank
Herbert David Wilde. For the finale
Tuesday, tomorrow's singles pairings
will be reversed with Parker meeting
Hare and Budge playing Austin in
that order.
GRAND RAPIDS, July 23.-(W)-
James F. Lamoreaux, 77, father of
State Senator J. Neal Lamoreaux,
died of heart disease today at his
home in suburban Comstock Park.

Pa t Harrison
Gets 'Birdies'
The Hard Way
WASHINGTON, July 23.-(W)-
Just as if Senator Pat Harrison of
Mississippi weren't an expert at golf,
a touch of magic enlivened a recent
game he played.
He was on a difficult par-four hole
playing his third shot. He seemed
optimistic about making it in three
because he told his fat caddy to re-
move the pin and stand aside.
The caddy did and Harrison swung.
It was a short shot. The ball ca-
romed gently off the caddy's stomach
and bounced into the hole for a three.
.' *
Losing to Representative Rob-
ert Rich of Pennsylvania on the
golf course is a pleasant experi-
He won't be paid in cash-
wants a check. And he frames
the check and hangs it in his
trophy room,.

IWhere To Go




Theatre: Michigan: "Hotel Hay-
wire," with Leo Carrillo, and "Too
Many Wives," with Ann Shirley; Ma-
jestic: "The Hit Parade," with Fran-
ces Langford and Phil Regan;
Vuerth: "Isle of Fury," with Hum-
phrey Bogart and Margaret Lindsay,
and "Top of the Town," with Hugh
Herbert; Orpheum: "Thunder in the
City," with Edward G. Robinson and
"Black Legion," with Humphrey Bo-
Play: Repertory Players production
"Yellow Jack."
Excursion: The General Motors

Proving Ground and Laboratories at
Dancing: Summer Session Dance at
the Union, the Blue Lantern at Island
Lake and Bartlett's at Pleasant Lake.
ST. LOUIS, July 23.-(AP)-After
resting today and tomorrow on his
country farm, Manager. Charlie
Grimm of the Cubs plans to return
Sunday to Chicago, where he will re-
join his team when it comes back
from its eastern road trip. He was
released yesterday from a hospital
here where he had undergone treat-
ment for a sciatic condition.
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Mrs. Stella Crater (above), wife
of the famed Joseph Bryce Crater,
New York Supreme Court justice
who disappeared mysteriously seven
years ago, expressed the opinion for
the first time that he "must be
dead" at her Belgrades Lakes, Me.,
home. As New York police offered
to re-open investigation of the case,
Mrs. Crater's attorney said he would
seek $20,000 insurance carried by
the justice.
Nebraskan's Recital
To Be Held Monday
Miss Ellen Nelson, pianist, of Cole-
ridge, Nebr., will present a recital at
8:30 p.m. Monday, at the School of
Music. This recital is a partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for the'
degree of Master of Music. Miss Nel-
son is a student of Prof. Joseph
Brinkman, of the School of Music.
Miss Nelson's program includes the
"Concerto in C Major," by Bach, "Va-
riationen und Fugue uber ein Thema
Von Handel," Opus 24, by Brahms,
"Moments Musicaux," Opus 94, by
Schubert, and "Sonata," Opus 57, by

New Laws F or
Divorce Passed
By Parliament
After Jan. 1, Desertion,
A Cruelty, Insanity Will Be
Grounds For Separation
LONDON, July 23.-(P)-The fight
of a humorist turned crusader against
the "Holy deadlock" of England's rig-
lid divorce laws was victorious today
when Parliament completed enact-
ment of far-reaching changes in the
conditions for terminating marriage.
Adultery is now the only grounds
for divorce in England. When the
new law becomes effective next Jan.
1 these will be added:
Desertion without cause for at least
three years; cruelty; incurable in-
sanity for five years.
The new law will apply only to
England and Wales, not to Scotland
or northern Ireland. Scotland al-
ready recognizes desertion as grounds
for divorce.
The new act was hailed as a tri-
umph for A. P. Herbert, who first
achieved fame as a member of the
staff of "Punch," wrote in his novel,
"Holy Deadlock," a powerful indict-
ment of present divorce laws, and
carried his fight for liberalization to
the House of Commons when he
achieved election as an independent
member from Oxford University in
Today's action consisted of the
Commons' acceptance of amendments
in the House of Lords to Herbert's
original bill, which the Commons had
approved. The act now needs the
King's assent, which is automatic.
The wife of Mayor Janos Milinarics
of Bajasca, Hungary, became a
grandmother at 28. She married at
13, as did her first daughter.
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"Report Me and. My CauseA

Last Showboat
Is Still Afloat
On Chesapeake
HOPEWELL, Va., July 23.-W)-
Most of the old-time showboats may
have docked for the last time, but
"The Original Floating Theatre" still
plies southern waters-and reports
that business is better.
Launched as the James B. Adams,
she is said to have inspired Edna
Ferber's novel, "Show Boat."
Every summer since she first
flaunted her white allurement on
Chesapeake Bay 23 years ago, the
James B. Adams has been purveying
virtue-always-triumphs melodrama to
folks along the Virginia, Maryland
and North Carolina shores.
She's the last of the regular-run
showboats, says her owner, Mrs. Nina
S. Howard, widow of a New York in-
.surance company executive.
Once you get an inkling of life
aboard, you wonder why more show-
boats aren't running. The entire
company of 32 lives on board. It's
nice and cool no matter how hot and
stuffy on shore. Once the repertoire
is mastered you're not bothered with
a lot of rehearsals.
They Eat Well
There's lots of time for girls of the
ensemble to while away-sunbathing,
reading "Variety" or fishing.
They eat well. Rosa Teel of Rich-
mond, kitchen boss of the James B.
Adams for years, sees to that.
You don't have to pack your bags
every time you move to another stand.
You just go to bed. Tugboats haul
theatre, props and troupe right down
the line.
Here's how a show goes-it's "Sin
Takes A Holiday," as presented at
Hopewell recently:
The theatre is filled--540 persons
about equally divided between shore
folk who see only the theatre the
river brings them, and folks from
around Richmond.
Pop Neal Still On Job
The eight-piece orchestra, with
Pop Neal, 78, who came with the boat
'when Mrs. Howard took it over five
years ago, still on the bull fiddle, plays
an overture. Sin takes the stage.
Some of the younger element from
Richmond laugh as the heroine starts
toward the downward path; the faith-
ful shush disapproval.
But by the time the heroine has
begun to get back into virtue's line,
there is no noise.

Senator Lynn Frazier of North
Dakota grins a little sheepishly when
he talks of the way he "studied" Ger-
man at the University of North Da-
He was on the football team, and
it just happened that there were
many mornings when he sidled into
German class unprepared.
The professor was cranky, but
near-sighted-fortunately for Fra-
zier. One of the other students was
Vilhjalmar Stefannson, now famous
as an explorer. German was one of
Stefannson's enthusiasms.
So when the professor called on
Frazier and Stefannson saw a look of
worry on Frazier's face he began to
recite, imitating Frazier's voice. Fra-
zier just moved his mouth.
* * *
For the most part lobbyists
don't like to talk about their
business here. But one was
pressed recently by a visitor
into making some explanation.
He did it this way:
"It's like this: I'm up on capi-
tol hill with the congressmen.
They're there for politics and
I'm there "for business."
In the court records at Salisbury,
N.C., there is a notation "Andrew
Jackson, fined $8.90, for trespass."
It has been circled in red with the
notation: "Satisfied, Jan. 8, 1815."
Senator Bennett Clark of Missouri,
who is starting to write a biography
of Andrew Jackson, tells the history
of that red-inked "satisfied."
When Jackson was a young blade
at Salisbury he went skylarking one
Hallowe'en. His gang damaged one
of those little houses that seem to
attract pranksters on Hallowe'en. The
owner, a crochety farmer, sued Jack-
son and got the $8.90 judgment.
But by that time Jackson had gone
off to Tennessee to make his fortune.
More years passed and Jacksontwon
the brilliant victory at the Battle of
New Orleans. When the news reached
North Carolina, the farmer, then very
old, tottered to the courthouse, drew
the red circle and wrote, "Satisfied."
He also added the date, which is that
of the battle of New Orleans.
* * *
Maine has a self - appointed
publicity agent in Representative
Ralph Brewster. He never misses
a chance to paint such enticing
pictures of his home state that
his listeners can smell the pine
His last gesture was to comnile

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